Piano Through the Ages with Alexia Preston

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This class will explore a different composer each day, discussing main style traits, influences, performance practices, and repertoire. Participants will receive sheet music of excerpts for each composer as well as some recommended listening. Participants will have the opportunity to play (on electronic keyboards) these excerpts in class as part of exploring the performance practices and possibilities associated with each composer.

Monday: J.S. Bach: contrapuntal texture, dance forms, ornamentation, and rhythmic assimilation
Tuesday: W.A. Mozart: classical style, operatic influences, classical form
Wednesday: F. Chopin: lyricism and rubato, dance forms, virtuosity
Thursday: C. Debussy: impressionism, imagery, whole tone and pentatonic scales, chord streams
Friday: Alexina Louie: Asian influences, contemporary notation, contemporary imagery

Is this class for you?

For intermediate to advanced piano/keyboard players with sight-reading ability.
This class will not perform at the end of the week.
This class has limited enrolment.

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